|Wish You Were Here... - Jake Smolowe|
This is the first of seven works I presented on May 7, 2006 for my Stanford University Senior Composition Recital. The concert was at 2:30 PM in Campbell Recital Hall. Performers featured include: Jake Smolowe, piano Gabe Davis, bass Mitchell Wilcox, drums Jonathan Liang, trumpet Anthony Diamond, alto sax --- I wrote this piece at the midpoint of a 3-year long-distance relationship, but the piece captures more than just a romantic longing...
Keywords: jazz; composition; jazz/hip-hop; jazz composition recital; concert; piano; combo; jake smolowe; jakesmolowe
|How Little I Know - Jake Smolowe|
This piece is the featured project of my Stanford University Senior Composition Recital. It is the 10 minute culmination of 6 months of steady composition, revision and rehearsal. I presented the piece, along with 6 others, at 2:30 PM on May 7, 2006 in Stanford's Campbell Recital Hall. The following notes appeared in the program for the recital. ---- Before this project, I wrote most of my compositions sequentially and constructively, building pieces outwards and upwards from a single foundation...
Keywords: jazz; composition; jazz composition recital; concert; piano; octet; combo; Stanford; jake smolowe; jakesmolowe; jazz/classical; recital; concert; jake; smolowe
|MIT21M.342F08 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This class explores composition and arrangement for the large jazz ensemble from 1920s foundations to current postmodern practice. Consideration given to a variety of styles and to the interaction of improvisation and composition. Study of works by Basie, Ellington, Evans, Gillespie, Golson, Mingus, Morris, Nelson, Williams, and others. Open rehearsals, workshops, and performances of student compositions by the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra.
Keywords: jazz band; large ensemble jazz; modern jazz; contemporary jazz; big band; swing; Duke Ellington; George Russell; Bill Lowe; Mulatu Astatke; Ethiojazz; Ethio-jazz; ethiopian jazz; Ethiopiques; Either-Orchestra; Russ Gershon; Aardvark Jazz Orchestra; Gil Evans; Miles Davis; Birth of the Cool; Steve Lajoie; jazz arranging; jazz composition; improvisation; Walter Thompson; Soundpainting